Globe-beating protection tech straight from the DH World Cup, the MOAB Knee/Shin Guard from Alpinestars is derived from MotoGP for the toughest leg protection on the market.
Dual-density biofoam creates highly effective protection that won’t weigh you down during the gnarliest sections, and the Alpinestars MOAB Knee/Shin Guard puts it front and centre. Sitting underneath thermoplastic protectors that provide the ultimate protections against knocks, scrapes and impacts, the foam is fully vented to help keep you cool when it matters most, with wonderful comfort next to the skin, working alongside a thigh sleeve to prevent skin abrasions. Specific panels in the knee and shin also work hard to protect again pedals and top tubes, the construction is fully articulated for full freedom of movement and high modulus triple injected Impact Disperstion Shield Shield protectors help keep the energy from impacts away from your body as much as possible.
Alpinestars is a technical safety gear manufacturer for motorcycle and auto racing (MotoGP, Motocross, Formula One and NASCAR), as well as extreme sports. The company takes its name from the English translation of the Italian word "stelle alpine" which, when translated into English, literally means "Alpine stars".
They have also developed a fashion clothing division for men's and women's sportswear lifestyle apparel, based upon Alpinestars' heritage in motorsports.
Founded in 1963 by Sante Mazzarolo in Asolo, Italy, the company started out making hiking and ski boots, but quickly focused on making boots primarily for motocross racing. In the 1990s, the company branched out into manufacturing all types of protective and technical gear ranging from gloves and jackets to full leather suits for motorcycling. They also sold Alpinestars branded mountain bikes until 1996. Today they have offices in Los Angeles and Tokyo while the original headquarters and main research & development labs remain in Northern Italy.
The company is today headed by Sante's son, Gabriele Mazzarolo. Alpinestars is now a global brand, developing technical racing products for MotoGP and World Superbike with leather suits, boots, gloves and protection worn by MotoGP World Champions Nicky Hayden and Casey Stoner. In auto racing, flame and heat retardant Nomex suits, footwear, gloves and underwear have been developed in Formula One and NASCAR with recent Champions Fernando Alonso and Jimmie Johnson.
Alpinestars has established a fashion division with design centers in California and Italy.
The current Stig on Top Gear wears a white Alpinestars race suit
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